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Let’s Talk about Pokémon Gen 8: October Gigantamax Updates~ October 17, 2019

Filed under: ~Video Game Writing~ — solarblade @ 4:10 am

So it seems this month was all about new Gigantamaxing Pokémon, I have noticed now with paying attention to them, they get this red smoky ring around them.  I’m still on the fence on how this will turn out, but I’m kind of wondering why we haven’t got any new Pokémon.

Gigantamax Charizard


Dear lord, Charizard is a behemoth now.  It definitely looks like it’s body is now becoming the fire itself!  Design-wise it’s pretty badass although not sure what’s with the yellow diamonds on its belly.  Regardless, it’s pretty cool and its main attack now causes damage to non-Fire types for 4 turns, not bad!

Gigantamax Butterfree


Who would’ve thought Butterfree would get its own form?  It basically is Mothra it feels like (does it mean Charizard is Godzilla?)  Anyways, the one that kind of didn’t stand out in the reveal was this one and while I’m impressed Butterfree got this attention, there’s really nothing much that stands out here besides visuals (although it’s Giga move has it giving a chance of Paralysis, Sleep, or Poison status.  Still otherwise, decent.

Gigantamax Pikachu


Good lord is that FAAAAT Pikachu, it seems fans of the old Pikachu design will rejoice seeing this beastly thing appearing in battle.  One of the more noticeable things would be its tail which is pretty much wildly striking here.  It’s big attack paralyzes everyone on the opponents side so that’s pretty neat to say the least.  My only gripe though is that with Pikachu and Eevee, they’re only available if you’ve played Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee respectively.  Which I haven’t so I’ll more than likely miss out on these two.

Gigantamax Meowth


Good lord and oh dear, Meowth got way the stretched out and boy does it look freaky to me having to see this.  Also the new pupils in the eyes is kind of freaking me out too, but damn does it look like an evil cat now.  Another interesting choice, Meowth’s main thing is that it’s big move is like its signature move, Pay Day where you get money after battle.  Though unlike Pikachu and Eevee, Meowth is the first event Pokémon that’ll be released alongside the games, woot!

Gigantamax Eevee


I think of the 5, I think I was least moved by the new look Eevee is sporting with just its neck fluff being more fluffier which isn’t exactly the most interesting, it’s big move doesn’t quite do much for me either causing Infatuation on the Pokémon…odd…

Also the Pikachu, Meowth, and Eevee you get won’t be able to evolve into Raichu, Persian, and the -eons so there’s that sacrifice.  Kind of makes it seem like that they are a one of a kind situation.



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